Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union Conference on

Impact of Research and Innovation Policy at the Crossroads of Policy Design, Implementation and Evaluation

5-6 November 2018


Research and Innovation (R&I) policy is more than ever charged with demonstrating societal impact.

If the new impact agenda of R&I policy is taken seriously, than this has several implications for policy design, implementation and evaluation.

This largest European R&I policy evaluation conference is devoted to the challenge of generating, understanding and assessing societal impact through R&I policy. It discusses new rationales and new demands for R&I policy in service of society, reflects challenges in R&I policy-making triggered by these rationales and demands, and scrutinises what is expected and delivered from different policy intelligence approaches, in particular impact assessment and evaluation.


The conference is organised on behalf of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Transport, Innovation and Technology by:

Austrian Platform for Research and Technology Policy Evaluation

Manchester Institute of Innovation Research

IFRIS – Institut Francilien Recherche, Innovation et Société, Paris


A call for papers and posters is open until 10 June 2018! Do not miss this opportunity!

Registration for participation for most official events during the Austrian Presidency of the Council of the European Union will be open as of May 2018. Information about registration will be announced as soon as possible.

Please check this section of our website for recommendations about accommodation and general information about Vienna. Please note that Vienna is a busy tourist location.

Thus, plan your journey early enough.

We are looking forward to seeing you in Vienna!

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